IT Departments won't exist in 5 years

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A recent article written on Computerworld.com highlights the growing belief that the consumerization of IT and self-service trends will lead to a large restructuring of today’s IT shop in five years.  

The article argues that in today’s business environments, consumer technology is becoming a part of everyone’s workplace. The belief is that companies in the future will have to ensure that they are matching their enabling technology to the demographic of that time.

John Mancini, CEO of the Association for Information and Image Management stated "…in the consumer technology era, it’s the business side that has all the tools, so it will be able to trump IT’s desire to control who uses what and how.” The CIO will most likely remain in an enterprise, but will need to begin to transform into a forecaster and strategist rather than a technology implementer.

Please share your thoughts on this article and if you agree/disagree with the conclusions.

To read the article in its entirety, please visit: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9239815/IT_departments_won_t_exist_in_five_years

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